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of their way to attract even more students from china. claudia cowan is live in san francisco with more on all of this. what's driving the search? >> reporter: well, jenna, you can start with china's booming economy and rich middle class. it means for the first time in china's history millions of families can afford to send their children to american colleges and universities, help them get those valuable degrees and start networking, and these families are willing to the pay full freight, often tens of thousands of dollars in tuition while their children are free to study what they want. >> we have a lot of freedom to choose classes, professors, your career path, academic path whereas in china everything is set already. >> reporter: there are now 194,000 chinese students enrolled in this cub. jenna, that is one out of every four international student. jenna: so a lot of benefits, but what about the challenges associate with the this type of, i guess you can call it aggressive recruiting? >> well, on some campuses, you're right. it's been a culture shock, and one of the biggest concerns is whe
for you throughout the day. back to you. jenna: claudia thank you. coming to us from our san francisco bureau as we learn more about what the announcement could include we'll bring you that news. jon: the 2012 election is over. now as president obama fights congress in a showdown over the coming fiscal cliff the president is using his extensive campaign network to push his agenda. let's talk about it with shane deapril the editor of "campaigns and elections magazine." the campaign arm of obama, all of those people are getting information about the fiscal cliff. >> yeah, one thing that happened after 2008 was that obama for america morphed into organizing in america and into the dnc. it played very little role in pushing the president's first term agenda. a lot of folks on the left and from within the white house thought that was a mistake looking back upon it. what we see right now is an immediate change. after the 2012 election ofa is engaging supporters, continuing to do so and clearly fighting this fiscal cliff battle and the white house wants to use that vast supportive base and it
it in san francisco. the defense department is keeping america safe around the world. we'll look at what might happen to the pentagon's budget if we should go over the fiscal cliff and why some folks are saying that wouldn't be so bad. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. probation has been revoked. the troubled starlet into more trouble over some traffic accidents. her probation has been revoked. the likelihood is that the starlet could be headed back to the slammer -- well i think you know how i feel about lindsey and her time outside of bars, but you decide. would that be a good thing or not? we'll keep you updated. jenna: jon is obvious
of this former waterfront military base in san francisco. in both cases politicians said no. >> congressman representing his district. a senator representing his or her state. they want to make sure they're taken care of. sometimes that may get in the way of what is best for the nays. >> reporter: the federal government is also america's biggest landlord, selling 20% of its empty or underperforming buildings would save $2 billion. >> you go through your garage. you clear it out and the government is no different. the scale, just a matter of scale. >> reporter: the feds also refuse to sell valuable public landed a adjacent to fast-growing cities and let mining companies take billions in gold and silver for free, without charging royalties like we do for oil and natural gas. selling amtrak could net 60 billion. two taxpayer-owned utility, the tennessee valley authority, and bonneville power, would bring in even more. a commission could oversee the sale to overcome partisan opposition. >> the commission could look at all of the federal assets, decides which were the most valuable which could b
this northern california area. so, jenna, your home of san francisco, unfortunately, seeing a lot more rain, and areas of northern california, maybe up to 10 inches of rain over the next five days, that will transfer to about 6 feet of snow in the mountains where i'm going to spend my first week in january. jon: had to rub it in. >> reporter: yeah. jon: rick reichmuth, keep the snow coming at least, you know, for the mountains. jenna: jon gets a little green with envy. jon: yeah. jenna: soon enough, jon, you'll be out there, that's for sure. well, we have some breaking developments of the marine jailed in mexico. we know a lot of you have been paying attention to this story. after months his family says they have a reason to be hopeful. the latest in a live report ahead. >>> plus, some new developments in a manhunt we've been telling you about in chicago. the bed sheet bandits, if you will. two inmates breaking out of a federal jail, scaling down nearly 20 stories using bed sheets. where are they now? the latest is ahead. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not jui
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